RATON, N.M. (AP) — Interstate 25 has reopened between New Mexico and Colorado after being closed for four days because of a wildfire near Raton.
However, Exit 454 in New Mexico and exit 2 in Colorado will remained closed Thursday because of the Track wildfire, which is burning on about 26,000 acres. New Mexico authorities say a 45 mph speed limit will be strictly enforced.
Some residents near that fire able to return home Wednesday. Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the opposite end of the state also reopened after crews worked feverishly to get a jump on another wildfire ahead of worsening weather.
The Loop fire started Monday and has charred about 30,500 acres of desert scrub.